Bank Employee Sells Personal Data of 200k Clients

Bank Employee Sells Personal Data of 200k Clients

Posted December 3, 2020

Bank Employee Sells Personal Data of 200k Clients

  • The employee allegedly responsible for it was a credit analyst who had access to the group’s risk-modeling processes. 
  • Data exposed as a result of the security incident included clients’ ID numbers, addresses, contact details, and descriptions of vehicles that they had purchased on finance.
  • The incident at Absa follows the August theft of personal details belonging to 24 million South Africans and nearly 800,000 businesses from Experian in what was one of South Africa’s largest ever data breaches.

– Sarah Coble | December 3, 2020